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How I Reversed 20 years of Arterial Plaque: Heart Attack Proofing?

August 26, 2019

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  • Reply Gabrielle Budd March 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    so glad to find another video of you I had no idea you had so many subjects that you cover for health and you used yourself for many of the examples. you answer many of my questions you are an extraordinary intelligent Medical physician I have learned a lot from your videos more than any doctor would have time to explain. God bless you for your knowledge thank you

  • Reply Weight Lifting Dermatologist May 23, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I must repeat: Cholesterol is not the problem !!! Its inflammation . Cholesterol is trying to repair your arteries.

  • Reply Alfetta Racer May 23, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Very interesting, indeed cholesterol is not the problem (although there should be the right balance HDL versus LDL) read “the cholesterol Myth”

  • Reply Alfetta Racer May 23, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Check your CRP and tryglycerides values to check possible low grade inflammation

  • Reply Lucia Torres-Calderon May 24, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Thanks a lot for the clear medical information.

  • Reply jim brady May 25, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Where can I get that CIMT test?

  • Reply War Is Wrong May 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Ramopril heals you? I thought it just temporarily lowered your pressure without curing the underlying cause.

  • Reply Dougie Quick May 25, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    My dad had horrid artery blockage from early age (multiple heart bypass surgeries plus stints LOTS of cardiac drugs etc from age 40 on…) I am 65 they just ultrasounded my arteries and the tech said "WOW! GREAT arteries!) …I have been taking vitamin d3 and K2 for several YEARS now….coincidence?

  • Reply Ron Cooper May 25, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Dr. Brewer, I might have missed it but what were your total cholesterol numbers and HDL and LDL while you were on the whole foods plant based diet before you tweaked your regimen with a statin? And what are your numbers now after you have added a statin?

  • Reply colin glen May 26, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    he mentions niacin but then says he didn't think it helped. and, I used to love oily fish but recent information about farmed salmon conditions and wild fish consuming plastics has really put me off.

  • Reply Chris Ludwig May 26, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Well either way, I’ve got an appointment this week, and I think I’ll be bring this up since both family sides have a history of congestive heart.

  • Reply Alec Maclean May 26, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Dr. Brewer, can you please tell me what dose of niacin you are taking? I have LP(a) and taking 10 mg of rosuvastatin mainly for the anti inflammatory impact as my LDL is well control by diet. I would like to see if I can drop the LP(a) with a niacin supplement.

  • Reply Mike Skaggs May 27, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Proves that western medicine ideology has no clue about the cause and prevention of heart health

  • Reply Jordan Chapman May 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Show me the RCT, the Meta-Analysis studies…

  • Reply Buckingham Mini farm May 27, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Can a 100% carotid artery blockage be reduced?

  • Reply Elvis Edge RR Woodward May 28, 2019 at 7:12 am

    73????!!!! No way!! 🥰

  • Reply TeachingTim May 28, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    My dad took statins and they nearly put him in a wheelchair. It takes many people months to get back to walking anything like they normally did before.

  • Reply Bobby Coakachee May 28, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Oh yeah I forgot the blood clot in my leg put blood clots in my lungs and a PE in my heart

  • Reply Lugh Anthony May 29, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Here's how to remove plaque in your arteries: REMOVE SUGAR. Go on a keto diet eating this: avocado, green drink (powdered and 5g of carbs) and sea/mineral salt TWICE a day (breakfast, dinner) for 6 to 9 days at a time. This diet is fast-mimicking (your body will think your full blown fasting). Doing keto at first will yield a symptom that's called keto flu characterized by low energy/lethargy. To combat this take a b vitamin complex through out the day, I recommend the company Standard Process (search Amazon) and these ESSENTIAL supplements from them: Cataplex B, Cardio-Plus, and Cyruta (the last one is like roto-rooter for the arteries). After doing fast-mimicking for 6 or 9 (athletes do 9) you take a day off and consume no more than 100g of carbs in the form of vegetables as well as "keto approved" foods. Think fat in terms of fuel folks. STOP eating sugar. IT IS KILLING YOU

  • Reply AltPotus May 30, 2019 at 8:31 am

    I must say, I'm confused. Statins are implicated in Alzheimer's. So, is it one or the other?

  • Reply Nasser MJ May 30, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    His youth comes glaring thru. Niacin… interesting.

  • Reply Wasatch Sasquatch - Wasatch Wendigo June 1, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Psyllium fiber and Hawthorn for me.

  • Reply P V June 2, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I like much of what Dr. B is saying, however I can't see how anyone could miss the obvious fact that his atherosclerosis was caused by his plant-based diet.

  • Reply Deanna Harris June 3, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Ford Brewer this was in 2017. Can you tell us an update of these results in 2019. I would love to learn more.

  • Reply Angie Tyndall June 4, 2019 at 12:47 am

    What of more natural methods as many meds. my body does not tolerate well. In other words foods or dietary changes.

  • Reply Frank Genner June 4, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Hopefully you'll see this what do you think about turmeric?

  • Reply Ellysheva Basa June 5, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Doctor did you hear of a Christian minister who spoke of his NDE after a heart attack? He spoke of a gene responsible for strokes. Please Google or search on YouTube.

  • Reply Mike Vallen June 6, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Dr .Brewer appears altruistic….my compliments .

  • Reply Linda Rhodes June 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    In reference to cholestrol and statins my understanding is its about the protein particle size i think called homocysiene. Doctors do not ook at this. I read a book on The Cholesterol Hoax by Dr. Sherry Rogers explaing this. There is a problem i have famial cholesterol and ive tried every holistic approach i know of for twenty years even after my coronary. To no avail i just had 3 more serious blockages fixed and a pacemaker which is a separate issue. Im now on repatha which lowered my cholesterol substantially for the first time since i was diagnosed in my 20's. Im 67 now. So im was very interested in what Dr. Brewer and others have to say.I
    My brother died at 31, my father 51 and my siser has had triple bi-pass surgery.

  • Reply William Sanderson June 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    John A. McDougall seems to be a long time supporter of plant based treatment too

  • Reply Charles Castro June 6, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    So taking those ramapril, crestor, eating salmon, and niacin, that's it.

  • Reply Flint rock June 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Just take EDTA. Simple

  • Reply William Garcia June 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! Thank Doctor for sharing your personal story really appreciate it.

  • Reply Solutions Exist June 10, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Excellent – you may never know the number of people you have saved from an early grave or stroke issues. Thank you.

  • Reply Lz. Mirandix June 10, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    English legends please !!!

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  • Reply Mic Jolly June 12, 2019 at 2:12 am

    I'm on a statin for really high cholesterol and warfarin because I had heart surgery when I was 20 to fix a congenital defect. I have a mechanical heart valve. If cholesterol is produced to repair arteries, maybe my high cholesterol is due to my aorta being permanently replaced with a poly carbon valve. Thoughts? Am I able to take niacin and coq10? Omega 3?

  • Reply mrbigsdaddy June 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Go from a plant based diet to adding meat, should improve health every time. Limit a bunch of those vegetables you’ve been eating, and you might not need all those supplements.

  • Reply Anil kumar N June 14, 2019 at 7:16 am

    How the plaque wl develop and start deposit at one place of the artery.

  • Reply today's world June 16, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Am having low nutrition suply and also hair falling whats wrong and to eat

  • Reply Tour Zacatecas Mexico June 17, 2019 at 1:36 am

    How do I control Blood pressure natrualy ?

  • Reply Amanda Carlson June 17, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I’m sure you’re familiar with Dr Caldwell Esselstyn’s work?💚 chronically impaired circulation is a systemic disease that is a dietary problem that demands a dietary solution. Consider the low fat vegan diet and Say no to the fish and get your omega 3s from the source that fish get it-Plants. But the main focus must be eating low fat vegan Whole Foods, which drastically reduces cholesterol intake and raises fiber intake. JUST TRY THIS and your LDL will drop, CRP will drop, atherosclerosis will disappear and you’ll have an artery age of a 20 year old 😉 not a 52 year old.

  • Reply Vince Silos June 17, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Dr. Brewer for the information you disperse on your videos.  Your sacrifice in becoming a preventative MD speaks volumes for your integrity.  Again, thank you

  • Reply Posie75 June 18, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Check out Ivor Cummins.

  • Reply Help Each others June 18, 2019 at 6:27 am


  • Reply savariaxa June 18, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    High cholesterol is not an issue at all keep you hdl up and also your triglycerides should not be too low either low TR is linked too people with Alzheimer’s 🙈cholesterol is a necessary fuel for your body it’s better too have it high then too low ! and you know what doctors always said lower your cholesterol 🙈🙈bad choice inflammation is the cause not cholesterol by high carb diets and sugar healthy fats like canned sardines in olive oil best food you can eat !

  • Reply Mike Dinno June 19, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I thought this channel showed promise. I saw the Vitamin K2 video and I thought by the end of this video Apple Cider Vinegar, Ceyenne, Tumerric and Lemon would be mentioned but no. Big Pharma and their poisons were. Just following protocol hey Doc.

  • Reply Brian Bozo June 20, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Salmon / Omega 3
    Exercise ?

  • Reply Anthony Xyy June 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm


  • Reply Juan de Dios Hernandez June 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the valuable info! How many mg do you recommend in Niacin for a triglyceride level of 200. Total cholesterol of 170 and 103 LDL cholesterol .? Thank you

  • Reply masterbrice June 23, 2019 at 1:17 am

    my bad eating habits are going to kill me one day and im only 28.

  • Reply IW Nunn June 23, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I get my Omega 3's from flax seeds.

  • Reply vimy 15 June 23, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    EDTA Chelation therapy helped me …

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  • Reply Christian Lacroix June 24, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Aged Garlic Extract…

  • Reply Reginald Graham June 26, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Since turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory and possible vasodilator, wouldn't it be a good idea to get this into our system to fight heart disease?

  • Reply Guy A June 26, 2019 at 7:29 am

    It would have been much better if you show us the images in color

  • Reply MR. Pigeon June 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    What do you think of Dr.Gundry's low lectin diet to reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease?

  • Reply Olds 68 June 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Dr. Brewer the cardiologist that explains cardiovascular disease probably better than anyone on YouTube including my cardiologist makes it easy to understand , direct and to the point by explaining and using his own condition that some of us may be facing tells us in plain English What he did to reverse his condition that A lot of people are dealing with, I will be Subscribing to his site

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  • Reply 555ale555 July 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you. Is so helpful that you share your culture with us. All the best God bless you

  • Reply Kym Stock July 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    What is the most common chronic inflammation in the human body.? Gum disease. See your dental hygienist/ dentist / periodontist regularly.

  • Reply WoRldLoveNow July 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    why listen to a heart doctor.that cant barely take care of his own heart.god bless the ignorant.

  • Reply anthony esparsen July 12, 2019 at 12:35 am

    i hope you are not trying to sell us another thing and just point to a natural remedy

  • Reply anthony esparsen July 12, 2019 at 12:36 am

    wow yours was damm high whew that is darn scary man

  • Reply Nancy Hammond July 12, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    My friend just told me that she took Red Yeast Rice. She dropped 89 points the first month of taking it. You can get it in the vitamin section of any drug store or Walmart. I took 3 types of statins and had to stop. Then they put me on Repatha . It’s a shot every two weeks. My joints were in #10 pain. I thought I was going crippled. Finally got off of it. Now I’m taking the red yeast rice. Niacin and cholestoff. I will be going soon for a blood test to see how it has effected my cholesterol levels. BTW I was tested at 405 when I started the shots.

  • Reply A A July 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Watch snake diet

  • Reply Alan Boyd July 17, 2019 at 3:02 am

    First sign of plaque, cardio problems is a soft dick.

  • Reply Millbank Bags USA July 17, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Glad to see your score is much better now but why to vit K2mk7? I just started on it because of my Cat scan calcium score of 611 which is severe at age 66. My dr. also put me on a high does statin at 80mg. The heart dr is running a battery of test on me next week. I also have changed to a keto diet. No sugar, no sweets, no wheat, etc. Hope to see some good results. My internist told me that the high does of Atorvastatin will smooth out the calcium in my arteries. Thanks, Ray

  • Reply JAG MALACH July 17, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Raw garlic, and CBD help with inflammation

  • Reply Dr.Nadeem Qamar July 18, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Nice video I have a herbal remedy formula to open heart blockage in one month only.

  • Reply poppy flower July 19, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Confused! How does Crestor and diet reduce plaque, without turning stable plaque into soft/liquid plaque, leading to clot. I thought the best we could hope for was to stabilize plaque via Creator, and not add to it via diet??? Terrified of clot….. have Atherosclerosis and on low-dose aspirin and Pravastatin, 20ml

  • Reply Mary Hansen July 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Does he have shares in these drugs he's recommending?

  • Reply zabelicious July 20, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    So you are recommending statins??? Bummer, there are so many other natural ways to fight inflammation… very disappointed to hear that.

  • Reply Min Htike July 23, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Has your plaque reduced further to less than 52 years since the video was uploaded?


  • Reply J D July 26, 2019 at 1:11 am

    what about the blood clots underneath the plaque buildup?

  • Reply aastha rana July 26, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Can anyone tell me about the diet plan and what kind of exercise is better for 60yrs old. My dad has 30-40% blockage and I’m worried

  • Reply Bb Broadus July 27, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I am a peso-vegetarian …mainly veggies and fish/ shell fish. Petty good on health food. Well recently my cholesterol went up because of the shell fish. I stop eating all meat and ate fish and still got high blood pressure. Well I thought I was treating my body good. I do not want to do anymore meds. I hope this helps.

  • Reply Pierre Curtis July 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Best CVD indicator. Do CAC scan, it'll cost you about $100 , note US Medical Insurance won't pay for this gold standard test. Best $100 you'll ever spend as it'll give you a baseline to gauge your Arterial Plaque going forward.

  • Reply Joe Smith July 30, 2019 at 1:44 am

    My parents are late in age and I've been on the whole food-plant based diet. They won't switch to get better and live long. They have typical ailments of people in the later years on the standard American diet. I am very sad, Dr. Brewer. They don't believe the hype. However, I am doing well. I found and implemented the message.

    I am far better having LDL at 65 and then off bp med and bp is normal. No tachycardia, hr is < 75. I am so happy about that. I need my parents to live longer because they are family! Best wishes.

  • Reply MsDungeness River July 30, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    We must wake up to the fact that we are living in a world bathed in chemicals. Many of them promote inflammation in humans. No one dares talk about this but this is a fact. Only a handful have even been thoroughly tested for health effects in humans. There is a wealth of info in environmental health research for those who wish to investigate.

  • Reply mrcadoia August 1, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Here the Remedy(check out Ivor Cummings):

    Megadosing vit K2 mk4 and mk7. (check out k koncentrate website)
    topical magnesium….. lots daily.
    selenium yeast form. selenoexcel 600mcg day
    low dose astaxanthin
    vitamin D3 (balance with K2)
    vit C
    berberine and/or metformin
    Lots of sunlight
    Carnivore diet….. or strict 0 carb keto. Don't overdo plants.
    no stimulants or stress…. cortisol = insulin/glucose.
    Weight lifting/ daily air squats/Mercola's NO exercise.
    Turn off wifi, mobile phones and block blue light at night.

    Done….. problem solved.

  • Reply Fjerid August 2, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    There’s a lot of Niacin in watermelon as well. You make me feel good about my freshly pressed watermelon juice, (I’m aware of the sugar content, I never juice it but I need to rehydrate… stomach flu!)

  • Reply MrMentalz2 August 5, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Hey doc, I have high blood pressure at 21, we where doing tests in my bio class and mine was the highest at 146/90 mm hg my heart rate was 89 beats per minute resting. I was very surprise. How can I reduce this? I’m fit, and I’m actually quite skinny so I’m very confused. I have not tested to see if my arteries are fine but I will soon.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Reply houdinididit August 6, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    But why take Crestor for cholesterol management? There’s Red Yeast Rice and GugulLipid. (And of course some minor diet changes.). I lowered my cholesterol by 40 points in less than 2 months. My doctor was blown away to say the least. Ironically, when I told her what I used she paused and said: “I don’t know anything about those. I can’t recommend it.” Red Yeast Rice is a natural statin. But like all statins, you must take COQ10 because that becomes depleted. After I normalized I’ve never needed to take anything. I’m 52 and have never taken an RX. Just eat right and stay SLIM!

  • Reply Manmountain dean August 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm

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    10 months ago

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  • Reply Joseph Benjamin August 8, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Sooooooo….taking a low dose statin did the job?

  • Reply Daniel Kleinmeier August 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    That’s Texas fried food that plaques up your arteries.. it’s common throughout the south with a fried diet that’s been generational in design.
    But now we are smart-eaters- heck- even 7-11 sells bananas!

  • Reply songmansinatra120 August 9, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Had a scan five years ago at age 54 it was 28, just had another one at 59 it was 14.9. I did 3 things I took the linus pauling vitamin c formula, I started taking vitamin k2 and vitamin d3 together. started intermittent fasting 16/8 and 18/6. started taking my blood sugar 1 hour after meals to see how i reacted. Even with carbs like oatmeal, sweet potato and rice blood sugars were never over 125. my a1c was 5.0. took statin on and off they were very hard for me to tolerate. now I take stain only twice a week. I was happy to almost a 50% reduction but really don't know what did, maybe a combination of everything. always exercised and ate pretty good.

  • Reply Ralph Nabozny August 10, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Do You think Lisinopril is good for a guy 138/82; I think its going to screw me up

  • Reply Mahmood Shaikh August 14, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Let me clarify Life Style Means Aluminum, Fluoride, Arsenic, Aspartame, Gluten, Processed Sugar & MSG free diet then also take Sunbathing Sweat yourself still you can go with EDTA Intervenes Treatments besides EECP session are also good for getting ride of Blockages

  • Reply Dennis Rose August 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Doc, thanks for all you do. Would you consider showing your current CIMT? I’m working to reduce plaque. I don’t have a visualization of the difference between arterial age of 59 and arterial age of 52. Thanks.

  • Reply kayakutah August 14, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    The caveat at 11:57 is very important, I think.
    A question on statins. I think you've commented that your primary focus on statin use is as an anti-inflamatory drug. If you take Crestor early in the day, Vs. late at night, will you get the anti-inflamatory effects without the adverse side effects that you get as the drug interacts with liver enzymes at night, or does it really make no difference?

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  • Reply Mark J August 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Great objective video and excellent explanation of building the plaque and rapture of the intima.

  • Reply Jeffrey Harrison August 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Artery age improved? You would need a pulse wave velocity, intravascular ultrasound, a carotid intima-media thickness test, or MRI to determine plaque thickness or signs of plaque regression. If you look at your Framingham score, it would not tell you if there is plaque regression, but rather only an indication of overall CV risk. Even this risk assessment might be in doubt if you are on statins or blood pressure medication. With medication, your numbers might improve while not necessarily mitigating risk. It's advisable, when considering medication that you look at the number needed to treat (NNT) and any literature on synergetic effects between the blood pressure and cholesterol medications your on. Often, these medications work by minimizing inflammation, rather than plaque regression.

  • Reply Jack Payton August 25, 2019 at 1:13 am

    I took Angioprim and it flushed my arteries clean

  • Reply E e e e e A August 26, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Dr Brewer, thank you for this informative video.
    I am an RN, and like many of your patients I am skeptical about the statin; even though it is beneficial, I’ve heard of patients’ kidneys failing and ended up on dialysis.
    Like you mentioned, dieting is the key ingredient for a heathy eating and controlling cholesterol.

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